complete verse (Genesis 50:3)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 50:3:

  • Newari: “This was a work of forty days. The Egyptians were also in mourning for seventy days.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “The length of embalming him was 40 days, according-to the custom of the ones from/of-Egipto. The [plural] Egiptohanon mourned for Jacob within-(a-period) of 70 days.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “So the morticians did that. It took 40 days to embalm Jacob’s body, because that is the amount of time that was always required for them to embalm a body. And the people of Egypt mourned for 70 days because of Jacob’s death.” (Source: Translation for Translators)